Acupuncture is a complex branch of ancient Chinese medicine, but its practical principles and methods are easily understood: Continue reading WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Patients who have received inoculations or other medical injections from a hypodermic needle are sometimes fearful that acupuncture treatments will be as painful. But such is not the case. Medical hypodermic needles are stiff, hollow, and thick for forcing liquid into the patient’s flesh, usually uncomfortable, if not painful, procedure. Continue reading WHAT ARE NEEDLE TREATMENTS LIKE? ARE THEY PAINFUL?
In the early 1970’s American newspaper reporters covering President Richard Nixon’s visit to China wrote about a “miraculous” healing art virtually unknown in the United States. Continue reading WHAT BROUGHT ACUPUNCTURE TO THE UNITED STATES?
The give-and-take of yin and yang in the human body is a concept foreign to Western experience, but is a cornerstone of Oriental acupuncture thought. Continue reading WHAT ARE YIN AND YANG?
Chi Gong is a time-honored exercise method of addressing many health issues while enhancing one’s physical and mental vitality. Through a process centered on pleasant, Continue reading WHAT IS CHI GONG?
The vast amount of Chinese herbal knowledge available today has accumulated in writing for thousands of years. That means today’s herbalist draws on ancient Continue reading ARE ANCIENT HERBAL FORMULAS STILL VALID?
Acupuncture is one of three branches of traditional Chinese medicine. The other two are Herbal Medicine and the practice of a physical and mental discipline called Chi Gong. Continue reading WHAT ARE OTHER ASPECTS OF CHINESE MEDICINE?
The first formal record of acupuncture was compiled in China between 300 B.C. and 100 B.C., but that compilation is so extensive and complete Continue reading HOW OLD IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Strange as it may seem, the surface of the ear i contains an invisible upside-down representation of a fetus Continue reading WHAT ARE EAR AND HAND ACUPUNCTURE?
Any form of therapy carries the potential of a positive psychosomatic (mindbody) response. Continue reading ARE ACUPUNCTURE’S RESULTS DUE TO HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION?
Acupuncture has become universally accepted. It’s being utilized in more and more hospitals, wellness centers, pain management centers, doctor’s offices Continue reading IS ACUPUNCTURE PRACTICED IN AMERICAN MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS?
Through the years the various Oriental nationalities and the various acupuncture schools in America have created some variations in diagnostic methods, selection of acupoints to be treated, Continue reading DO ALL ACUPUNCTURISTS WORK THE SAME WAY?
Yes. The government requires acupuncturists to follow very strict sterilization procedures. In addition, presterilized acupuncture needles are manufactured, packaged, and shipped in sterilized containers to ensure compliance with the law.
Because each patient’s health problems and response to treatment are unique, the number and frequency of treatments vary. Typically, the recommendation is two to four treatments per week for eight to sixteen treatments, Continue reading HOW MANY TREATMENTS AND HOW OFTEN?
Depending on the patient’s condition and the • treatment plan, each treatment averages thirty minutes.